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Building Automation Technology- Heating, Ventilation amd Air Conditioning Technology Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, PA,
The major emphasizes the application control system design, programming and documentation, building control networks, building commissioning, the operation and control of chillers and boilers, and related mechanical and electrical equipment.  Energy management in buildings and interoperable systems are also studied.  

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Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply safe practices to the installation and troubleshooting of modern building automation systems. 
  • analyze interoperability and energy management as they apply to vertically and horizontally integrated building control systems
  • use general-purpose software and specific building automation software to monitor and control a building HVACR system and building electrical systems
  • explain the function, operating characteristics, and appropriate applications of basic control loops and control modes as found in direct digital, analog electronic, electric and pneumatic commercial control systems.
  • given a sequence of control, lay out a control system logic diagram and program it into a DDC controller.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the commissioning, re-commissioning and retro-commissioning processes and how they apply to different phases of a building's existence.
  • demonstrate functional knowledge of networks, network devices, and network software.
  • enhance industry professionalism skills such as work ethic, communication, time management, problem solving, working on a team, building self-confidence, accept and learn from criticism and flexibility/adaptability
  • install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair commercial building automation systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • First Year Experience
  • Introduction to Refrigeration
  • Mechanical Systems Design and Operation
  • HVAC/R Electricity
  • English Composition I
  • Air Conditioning Systems I
  • Residential HVAC System Design
  • Print Reading and Interpretation
  • HVAC Controls I-Residential
  • Basic Heating Systems (Installation)
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I
  • Advanced HVAC System Service
  • Warm-Air Heating and Duct Design
  • HVAC Controls II-Commercial
  • Hydronic Heating Systems
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry II
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective
  • Commercial Refrigeration Elective
  • Commercial Mechanical Elective
  • HVAC Automated Design
  • Information, Technology, and Society
  • Physics Survey
  • Technical and Professional Communication


English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the appropriate type of Application for Admission.
  • Submit the nonrefundable $50 application fee (for paper applications only).
  • Submit proof of eligibility for admission (official high school transcript, GED transcript of your scores confirming receipt of a Commonwealth diploma, or educational transcript).
  • Submit proof of academic prerequisites if applying for a major with special admission requirements (See Acceptance and Enrollment Restrictions for more information).
  • Upon notification, submit $150 tuition deposit.
  • Take Penn College placement tests on assigned date.
  • Attend Pre-enrollment Advising Session.
  • Pay tuition and fees by deadline indicated on your e-bill.
  • Attend a two-day Connections session.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    16350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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